Runway Looks for Less: Saint Laurent Fall 2013 RTW

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Saint laurent fall 2013

Saint Laurent Fall 2013 RTW | ELLE

One of the biggest trends for fall is '90s/grunge-inspired fashion, and no design house showcased that look better than Saint Laurent. These fashion-forward ensembles incorporated grungy staples like flannel, oversize knits, and thick-soled boots with a distinct designer flair.

Want to get a designer look on a college budget? Below, we’ve created lower-priced versions of three looks from Saint Laurent Fall 2013 – just scroll down to check them out:

1. Remixed Party Dress

Saint laurent fall 2013 look 1

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Who says you can only wear a nice dress on a night out? By pairing it with an oversize plaid top, sheer tights, and moto boots, this fancy frock is transformed into a daytime-appropriate ensemble.

Get the Look:

Saint laurent fall 2013 outfit 1

Product Info: Top- Forever 21, Dress- Forever 21, Tights- Hue, Ring- Karmaloop, Shoes- Target

This taupe-colored dress from F21 looks just as good during the day as it does at night. To dress it down for class, layer on a cozy flannel button-down and add a pair of buckled ankle booties. Sheer tights help to streamline the look, while a spiked ring gives the outfit some extra edge.

2. Grunged Up Basics

Saint Laurent fall 2013 look 2

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Denim mini skirts aren't typically associated with grunge, but Saint Laurent used one to capture the grunge vibe perfectly. A fuzzy knit cardigan, fishnets, and chunky boots added a fresh new twist to the otherwise polished and preppy denim skirt.

Get the Look:

Saint Laurent fall 2013 outfit 2

Product Info: Top- ModCloth, Cardigan- Forever 21, Tights- Zara, Skirt- Mango, Belt- Ann Taylor, Boots- H&M

For a similar outfit, look for a distressed denim skirt - this Mango one even has similar embellishments to the runway version. Pair it with a black-and-white collared blouse, as well as a shiny patent belt. A cool shag cardigan adds some flair, while lace-up boots keep things casual. To maintain the grungy vibe, don't forget a pair of fishnets!

3. Pattern Overload

Saint Laurent fall 2013 look 3

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Rocking mixed prints is such a fashion-forward look, and this Saint Laurent ensemble goes all out by pairing leopard with floral. This look works because both prints are small in scale, plus the entire outfit is fairly neutral. The combination of these two patterns is bold, but not overwhelming.

Get the Look:

Saint Laurent fall 2013 outfit 3

Product Info: Dress- Forever 21, Coat- Mango, Earrings- Deb, Shoes- Forever 21, Tights- 2b

Recreate this getup by pairing a dark floral print dress with a faux fur leopard coat. For an additional dose of pattern, go with some dotted tights like the ones worn by the model on the runway. If that's a little too much print for your taste, solid black tights work just as well. Grab a pair of chic biker boots, then accessorize with some fun diamond-shaped earrings to complete the look.

Your thoughts?

What do you think of this collection? Are you a fan of Saint Laurent? Which look is your favorite? Are you into the grunge-inspired trend? Would you wear any of these outfits? Which designers would you like to see featured here next? Remember to leave a comment below and let me know what you think!

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